After Edward B’s awesome “how to sell” tutorial at our weekly meeting, he has kindly provided a sales script to practice with.
Scouts can print this out and practice with family or a fellow Scout before heading out to their neighborhood. Thanks to Ed for providing the resource!
Download the script here: Christmas Sales Script v1
We also would like to link to the Salesmanship Merit Badge which Scouts might like to take advantage of:
The Flyer has been revised to correct the date at the top (from 2016 to 2018), and I’ve edited the copy in a few places (Wilson Farms is no longer our tree vendor). They are available for download here
If you have already started using the previous version, rest assured that the products, prices, and pick up address and dates were all correct on the original version.
Kate Scherlis (formerly Kate Elliott Smith)
The countdown is on for our Cape Cod Conservation Trip, starting this Friday 11/2.
We will meet at 3:30 in the parking lot behind the Henderson Carriage Bldg on Mass. Ave., and we’ll return there Sunday around noon.
It’s the big brick building at 2067 Mass. Ave., not far up from St. James – just past the fire station and gas station.
To get into the parking lot:
Turn right on Hadley St. just past the Speedway gas station or Russell St. just past the building and traffic light at Walden, go around to the back.
All parents and adult volunteers are invited to the monthly committee meeting tonight 30 Oct at 7pm after the opening ceremony. Please email me any agenda items you would like to include in addition to the ones below!
Also, Jeni (our usual grubmaster) will not be able to join us tomorrow. Could someone volunteer to get some food for the adults? You’ll be reimbursed.
- 6-8 Oct MassJam (Jeni/Richard)
- 2-4 Nov conservation trip (Andrés/Sue)
- 1 or 2 Dec Boda Borg (Lisbeth/Robert)
- 4-6 Jan Winter Skills (Shannon/Gerry)
- 1-3 Feb X-country skiing (Susan/Colin)
- Advancement report/CoH (Scott)
- Service report (Michelle)
- Treasurers’ report (Neil/Hitesh)
- Troop room/gear update (Gail)
- Fundraising update (Kate)
- Autism awareness (Kathy/Julie/Marietta)
Our agenda for tonight includes:
7-7:10 Opening ceremony & new patrol announcements
7:10-7:30 Scout Law: skits & conversation
7:30-7:55 Tree Sales: how to earn your 56 dues & beyond!
7:55-8:10 Cold weather hiking gear – do’s & don’ts
8:15-8:30 Pack check & final trip details for November service trip
8:30 Closing ceremony & clean up
See you tonight in uniform, w/books, w/packs if you are going on the service trip.
(Please do not hold us too tightly to agenda times – we will do the best we can.)
NOTE: Adults are having the monthly committee meeting at the same time.
We’ll be hosting a gear exchange at tonight’s Troop 56 meeting.This is a great opportunity to clear out any Scout and camping gear that you have around the house, and share out with members of the Troop. Let’s recycle and reuse any items that no longer are needed or your youth has grown out of. This can include any Scout gear, camping equipment, boots, cold weather\rain gear, or anything that appears on our pack lists.
Gerry Katz will have a table set up in the front of the Church Hall @ 7 PM.
We’ll be hosting a gear exchange
at this coming Tuesday night’s Troop 56 meeting.
This is a great opportunity to clear out any Scout and camping gear that you have around the house, and share out with members of the Troop. Let’s recycle and reuse any items that no longer are needed or your youth has grown out of. This can include any Scout gear, camping equipment, boots, cold weather\rain gear, or anything that appears on our pack lists.
I’ll have a table set up in the front of the Church Hall @ 7 PM.
Now that we’ve got two trips under our belts, it’s time to get ready for our November trip to Dennis, MA for our conservation project! Sue and I are the adult leaders, while Roberto is our intrepid youth leader.
We’ll be going down to the Cape to help the Dennis Conservation Trust with invasive species removal. The work will take place on Saturday, but we’ll head down Fri and come back Sun as usual.
Who should go?
As always, the trip is open to anyone, but this trip is required for anyone interested in going to Philmont next summer. In addition, this trip can count towards your school community service requirements if you have those! It’s also often a good trip to check off some rank requirements.
How can I help and/or prepare?
We’re especially looking for adult drivers to join us on this trip! If you have garden gloves or lawn clippers/cutting tools, those would also be helpful.
If you’re thinking of going on the trip, make sure your gear is up to date and you have long sleeves, pants, and closed-toe shoes readily available! It’s also not a bad idea to start thinking of what some menu items could be! Remember: the food’s only as good as you make it. (Shout-outs to Tano Holmes and Andrew Hartness for their roles in teaching youth about cooking!)
Download the packing list for colder weather camping here: Nov trip packing list
Each Scout must have a permission slip signed by his or her parent or guardian. Download the permission slip here <www.troopcrew56.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TC56PermissionSlip.pdf>. It is also available on the Troop website. Scouts must also be in good standing (up to date on dues and signed up for service hours with Dr. Holmes).
We’ll be announcing additional details tonight and at upcoming meetings, but in the meantime, email me and Sue back if you’re interested in joining!
Dear Scouts and adults going to MassJam, and Scout parents/guardians,
The following people have signed up to go to MassJam next week, October 5 to 8. Please let us know NOW if you are not going.
- Dante (trip leader)
- Manny (Webelos)
- David (Webelos)
We have a lot to do to get ready for this trip and a short time to do it. At next Tuesday’s meeting we will:
- Pick the Alpha and Bravo patrol leaders for the trip.
- Do meal planning. We will bring bag dinners for Friday night, and food to make breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday and breakfast on Monday. Each patrol will do its own meal planning. The two trip patrol leaders will lead this effort.
- Do a pack check. A packing list is attached here. Bring your pack and everything on the list to the meeting. If there is something you do not have and would like us to try and get it from the AMC you must email me no later than this weekend.
- Get together the Troop gear we need for the trip – tents, dining canopy, tarp, rope, stoves and fuel, matches, fire extinguisher, coolers, cooking gear, water jugs, basins for washing up, soap, bleach, paper towels, garbage bags. You should consider whether there is anything else we need. If we have the gear ready to go, we will leave much more quickly on Friday afternoon. The two trip patrol leaders will lead this effort.
Each Scout must have a permission slip signed by his or her parent or guardian. If you do not have a signed permission slop, you will not go on the trip. Download the permission slip here. It is also available on the Troop website. If possible, please bring it to the meeting on Tuesday.
Each trip patrol leader should draw up a duty roster listing which Scouts will prepare each meal and clean up afterwards. I suggest that you assign two Scouts to each task, but that is up to you. Please do this BEFORE the trip and bring it with you.